“Police have called for caution to be taken before speculating over the motive for the double murder after it was reported that the knifeman shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is greatest’, in Arabic).”
Actually it means Allah is greater, i.e., greater than your god. It is a declaration of supremacism and a demand for submission. But authorities in France, blind as ever, are in doubt as to the motive for the attack, because, you know, Methodists and Hardshell Baptists and Theravada Buddhists and all sorts of other people scream “Allahu akbar” all the time while they’re clipping their fingernails or going to the movies or doing any number of random things, so it doesn’t really have any particular significance, right?
In this case, since the victims were the man’s father and brother, he may have thought them apostates for some reason, or to have sullied the family honor.
“Man held after father and brother found with throats slit on Paris street,” The Local, March 17, 2017:
Police in Paris have launched an investigation after two men, a father and his son, were found with their throats slit in a trendy part of the French capital. Another son has been arrested in connection with the murders.
A man was arrested in Paris on Friday suspected of slitting the throats of his father and brother outside a building in the capital’s trendy 11th district, police sources told AFP.
The sources, who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly, said the reason for the attack was being investigated.
The two men died at the scene despite efforts by paramedics to save them.
Police have called for caution to be taken before speculating over the motive for the double murder after it was reported that the knifeman shouted “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is greatest’, in Arabic)….
Images and videos posted from the scene showed the area was calm while many residents told Le Parisien newspaper they had not seen or heard anything.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.